Portland College

Portland College is a vibrant national college for people with a wide range of disabilities
Portland College
Nottingham Road
Mansfield
Nottinghamshire
NG18 4TJ
The logo of Portland College
  • Brief Description:
    Portland College is a vibrant national college for people with a wide range of disabilities
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    September
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    None
  • Age Range:
    16 - 25

General Description

Portland College is a charitable independent specialist college offering residential and day individual study programmes to young adults with disabilities aged 16+. 

We offer education and support for young adults with a range of conditions such as autism, physical and learning disabilities, Prada-Willi and acquired brain injuries. 

We Offer:

  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with a wide range of physical disabilities
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with acquired brain injury
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with Prader-Willi syndrome

Curriculum

We teach personal progression to all learners, developing their communication and social skills. All learners have work experience opportunities suited to their ability level and interests.  

Depending on your interests you will access one of our six vocational study programmes which focus on a wide variety of subjects; within that programme you will then be streamed on an individualised route depending on your assessed level. Functional skills Maths, English and ICT are embedded within a learner’s study programme through bespoke individualised approaches and targets as well as through discrete group sessions.

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to follow vocational qualifications
  • Opportunities to prepare for work after college
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to take part in a range of business activities
  • A transition programme into supported or open employment
  • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
  • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
  • Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids

Specialist Facilities

Portland College offers all round support with superb teaching facilities including multi-sensory suites. Qualified teachers work with on-site speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and fully qualified care staff to deliver individual study programmes. 

Our fantastic woodland campus, with its farm, coffee shop, horticulture area, and enterprise units offers many in-house opportunities for personal development and 'real life' work experience. 

We Offer:

  • Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
  • In-house speech and language therapy
  • In-house physiotherapy
  • In-house occupational therapy
  • In-house medical provision
  • Specialist training to enable independent travel
  • Guidance and counselling services
  • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements

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Leavers Ball 2017
Sports activities for Sports Relief
Physiotherapy treatment - visual reality
NCS activities

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This new list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means that some parts of the Act apply to these independent institutions. This includes specialist colleges.